Within a three-hour drive from Batumi, in Adjarian mountains, a little village exists that will absolutely take your breath away from first sight.
This tiny village connects to the outer world by the Khulo cable car, which is known to be the fastest way of transportation from Khulo to the village named Tago. This cable car is the second-longest free span cable car in Europe.
This cable car is unique in its kind. The Khulo cable car was built in 1985 and has a length of 1.919 meters. The entire road, from Khulo to Tago, does not have a single intermediate pillar. With all this, the road passes at an altitude of 350 meters, over the gorge of the Adjaristskali River.
The adventure begins from the first moment you enter the cable car. It might be a bit frightful in the beginning, however, once you take a look at the huge mountains with their tops covered with clouds, you instantly slip into a vastly different world where there is no noise and only clean fresh air.
While riding on a cable car, you can get an incredible adrenaline rush, and at the same time enjoy the breathtaking views that will open during this short but exciting journey.
5 GEL (round trip)
You can most likely try to bargain and negotiate a lower price, but there is one important fact to keep in mind. This amount goes to the maintenance of the cable car. If enough tourists use the cable car, the local community will no longer have to pay for it. We sincerely believe that an extra couple of GEL (local currency/ lari) will not ruin us as tourists, and will support the local population.
On the other side of the Khulo cable car is a picturesque typical Adjarian village called Tago. You don’t want to miss out on these views! There is a small cafe next to the cable car, but if you go to the observation point, you can see Glamping Tago, which has a unique yurt restaurant with the most varied vegetarian menu! (Very unexpected, isn’t it? Lol)
On our behalf, we can add that having done this way, it is worth giving a chance to our restaurant in Glamping Tago. The concept of the restaurant aims to bring the guests together. Moreover, for all dishes prepared in the restaurant only local products are used. So you can also “taste” the local culture!
The cable car works from 9:00 – 6:00 p.m. When and from where the cable car moves during those hours depends on the number of people who want to use the cable car.
The Khulo cable car takes a one-hour break between 13h00 – 14h00. So it’s best to take this into account to avoid being stuck in Tago (which won’t be that bad).
Taking good pictures in the cable car cabin itself will be difficult. The windows in the cable car are not very clear. But you can ask the operator to open the doors to take crystal clear shots (but this is certainly not for the faint of heart people)!
But there is good news too! At the end of the road, you will arrive at the village where Glamping Tago is located. There are a huge number of open photo zones here, and regardless of the weather, you can catch beautiful shots!
The cable car in Khulo is not just a tourist attraction, but rather an important part of local public transportation. The cable leads from Khulo to tiny Tago village over the river valley. Even though it was built in the eighties, it looks much older. The little red cabin looks cute, but it’s also a little scary. It is frightening not only that the cable car seems at first glance not the most durable, but also the level of height above which it passes.
The cable is 1.7 km long and up to 280 meters height. It has no support structure. It just hangs between the two departure stations. Today, the cable car is the shortest and fastest way to travel between villages. The cable car is used to transport people and goods.he cable car also serves schoolchildren so that they can get from the village to the center of Khulo to school.
In general, considering what kind of relief Georgia has, it is obvious that it is very difficult to do without cable cars in the country. They perfectly fit in a dynamic city, in a gorge, and among historical sites.
Georgia has a large number of cable cars for such a small country. Despite this, we can confidently say that the Khulo cable car stands out from all. The emotions that it evokes during the journey are hardly comparable to anything!
Glamping Tago is a small start-up set on a mission to enhance mindful traveling, providing equal care and love to our guests, environment and team members.
We do so, by creating a comfortable space in one of the most authentic places in Adjara.
Turning it into a getaway where people can reconnect with themselves, step into adventures and begin new stories.
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